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09-13-2009, 03:11 PM
What playoff year had the greatest playoffs overall?

09-13-2009, 06:20 PM
92-93, 93-94, 04-05, 05-06.

09-13-2009, 11:16 PM
92-93, 93-94, 04-05, 05-06.

I think 1988 was good as well overall as well as 1997 and 1998 and 2000.

09-13-2009, 11:44 PM
This is actually a great question.

09-14-2009, 09:31 PM
2006 had to be one of the best as well. Wizards vs Cavs, Spurs vs Mavs, Suns vs Lakers, Suns vs Clippers, Suns vs Mavs, Heat vs Bulls, Cavs vs Pistons, Pistons vs Heat, Heat vs Mavs.

09-14-2009, 11:41 PM
One of the most exciting yrs. in the playoffs was the 2002 postseason.

09-14-2009, 11:45 PM
One of the most exciting yrs. in the playoffs was the 2002 postseason.

I think the Finals takes away from that playoffs big time though.

09-14-2009, 11:48 PM
Whichever year had the most seven-game series was probably the most interesting.

09-14-2009, 11:58 PM
I really enjoyed watching the sixers run to the finals in 2001.
Last year's BOS and CHI was epic.
2007 was pretty good too because of the Warriors run.

09-15-2009, 12:16 AM
One of the most exciting yrs. in the playoffs was the 2002 postseason.

Only the Kings vs Lakers was interesting, everything else that year blew.

2004 and 2005 were pretty good as well.

09-15-2009, 12:19 AM
Most of the 80's playoffs were fantastic.

09-15-2009, 12:22 AM

#1 jazz vs #8 rockets
the latest significant meeting between these two teams was in the first round of the 1998 nba playoffs. The jazz finished tied with the best record with chicago at 62-20, having swept the regular-season series against the bulls, guaranteeing home court advantage throughout the entire playoffs. However, the eighth-seeded houston rockets, who finished with a record of 41-41 due to numerous injuries, nearly gave the jazz a scare when the rockets, led by drexler's 22 points, won the first game in the delta center 103-90. After the jazz won game 2 105-90, the rockets won a grinding game 3 89-85, led by a team-high 28 points and 12 rebounds from olajuwon. The utah jazz were now one loss away from becoming only the second first-seeded team to lose to an eighth seed. The rockets looked poised to win the fourth game, but charles barkley received an elbow to his forearm, tearing a triceps muscle and ending his season. The jazz won the last two games of the series over the shorthanded rockets, ending the retiring clyde drexler's career.

#2 heat vs # 7 knicks
bolstered by the previous year's results, the heat once again captured the atlantic division crown. The knicks, meanwhile, regressed somewhat and could only attain the seventh seed (of eight teams) in the eastern conference. This led to a rematch in the first round of the playoffs, which at the time was a best of five series. The teams split the first four games. Patrick ewing did not play in this series as he had injured his wrist during the regular season. Game four will always be remembered for a fight that broke out between heat center and team leader alonzo mourning and knicks forward larry johnson (ironically, both were former teammates on the charlotte hornets team). Although neither player landed a punch (despite their best intentions) the fight is mostly remembered for knicks coach jeff van gundy hanging on to the leg of mourning while trying to break up the fight. The nba suspended both mourning and johnson for the fight.
Without alonzo mourning, the knicks jumped out to a 20-point halftime lead in game five. However, miami began to chip away at it in the third and fourth quarters. In the fourth, tim hardaway connected on a number of long and improbable three point attempts until with over 4 minutes left, the heat only trailed by 2 points, 81 to 79. With the momentum and emotion of the crowd behind them, the heat seemed poised to overtake the knicks. However, the knicks retook the heat's momentum on a sequence consisting of a charlie ward steal and layup, an allan houston dunk, and then a charles oakley fast-break layup, on which oakley was fouled from behind and fell into the stands (this foul was ruled a flagrant foul, meaning the knicks got free throws and retained possession of the ball). After the free throws, and on the extra possession, john starks hit a three-pointer that extended the knicks' lead back to 13 points. The heat would not challenge the rest of the way, as the knicks claimed the series with a 98-81 victory. The knicks would go on to lose in the eastern conference semifinals to the indiana pacers in five games.

09-15-2009, 12:21 PM
That was just good 1st round's.

Ty Fast
09-15-2009, 12:40 PM
That was just good 1st round's.

ya, but the ECF was 7 great games between the bulls and pacers and the Finals was un-BULL-ievable

09-15-2009, 12:56 PM
1984, 1987, and 1991 were great, as was 2006

09-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I remember watching the 1984 playoffs all the way through. A bunch of good matchups and upsets....Nets beating the sixers. Knicks vs Pistons....Lakers vs Celtics best NBA Final in history IMO

09-15-2009, 01:51 PM
hard to pick one playoffs year .For me 92\93 ,04\06 ..you know why..

09-15-2009, 02:19 PM
2000,2004,2008 all great and interesting even though it sucked we lost twice:D

09-15-2009, 03:02 PM
That was just good 1st round's.

Oh jeez :facepalm:

ya, but the ECF was 7 great games between the bulls and pacers and the Finals was un-BULL-ievable

09-15-2009, 03:24 PM
I thought this years was full of great games

09-15-2009, 03:47 PM
2001 and last years playoffs were off the chainzzzz too

09-15-2009, 04:22 PM
2001 and last years playoffs were off the chainzzzz too

Maybe in the east it was decent.

09-15-2009, 11:17 PM
Years with highlight comments

1968-69: Boston old and failing against the mighty Lakers (Wilt/Baylor/West)

1978-79: Dennis Johnson and Gus Williams lead the way

1980-81: My all time favorite series - Celts come back against 76'er after being down 3-1, and trail badly late in the last 3 games.

2004-05: Spurs win, but Billups arrives

2007-08: quite a few long series

Wiz kids
09-15-2009, 11:23 PM
The year Golden State upset Dallas.